Honors & awards

Former dean David Hodges honored by Silicon Valley engineers

2/22/2013 Silicon Valley Engineering Council - David Hodges, professor emeritus of electrical engineering and computer sciences and former dean of the College of Engineering, was one of four eminent technologists inducted into the Silicon Valley Engineering Hall of Fame at this week's SVEC Engineers Week banquet.

SkyDeck wins Catalyst Award

2/15/2013 Haas Newsroom - SkyDeck, the UC Berkeley startup accelerator in downtown Berkeley, won the Catalyst Award at the first-ever East Bay Innovation Awards celebration. The year-old SkyDeck is a collaboration between the College of Engineering, the Haas School of Business, and the Vice Chancellor for Research Office.

Berkeley students make finals for Disney design competition

1/30/2013 Daily Californian - A trio of UC Berkeley students, including Kathryn Moore from Mechanical Engineering and Andrew Lin from Bioengineering, have made it to the finals of a national Disney-sponsored design competition with their plan for SAMM-E, a robot-turned-food-truck.

EECS team to lead $27.5 million TerraSwarm Research Center

1/17/2013 TerraSwarm - A nine-university team led by researchers in Berkeley's Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences has been awarded $27.5 million over five years to spearhead the new TerraSwarm Research Center, which will address the huge potential — and risks — of the pervasive integration of smart, networked sensors connecting our world.

Physicist Art Rosenfeld to receive National Medal of Technology & Innovation

1/3/2013 Berkeley Lab - President Barack Obama has named UC Berkeley and LBNL physicist Arthur Rosenfeld one of this year’s 11 recipients of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation. Rosenfeld is often called the “godfather of energy efficiency” because of his pioneering work on reducing the nation’s energy usage.

Alumni and corporate partners say thank you to Berkeley

10/16/2012 Graduate Division - VMware could have honored software architect Michael Nelson (B.A.’83 CS, Ph.D.’88 EECS) with a gold watch and a handshake for his groundbreaking contributions to cloud technology. Instead, the firm endowed an $800,000 fellowship at Berkeley. In all, the Graduate Fellowships Matching Program has set up more than 60 funds campuswide – 13 of them in the College of Engineering alone.

Barbara Simons discusses electronic voting on Charlie Rose

10/10/2012 Charlie Rose - In an interview with TV journalist Charlie Rose, computer science alumna Barbara Simons (Ph.D., 1981) discusses her new book on electronic voting, Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count? In 2005, Simons became the first woman to receive the college's Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award.

Arsenic water filter recognized with international prize

10/9/2012 Berkeley Lab - A team led by Ashok Gadgil, Berkeley Engineering professor and head of LBNL’s environmental energy technologies division, has received the Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Prize for Water. The prize recognizes his team’s advances in developing an effective and economical way to treat arsenic contamination in groundwater.

C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. nominated to be next National Academy of Engineering president

9/12/2012 National Academy of Engineering - The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) 2013 nominating committee has unanimously recommended C.D. (Dan) Mote Jr. to stand as the sole candidate for the NAE presidency. Mote received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Berkeley, where he served on the faculty for 31 years and held positions as chair of the department of mechanical engineering, president of the UC Berkeley Foundation, and vice chancellor.